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that romney won hands down, flat out. and the liberal media has largely gone along with that. romney won. am i going overboard. >> you agree, i agree, the twitter verse agrees. he came out and nailed it. the first time we've seen mitt romney come out on offense, and barack obama played defense. and he was very, very crisp shall the entire time. he started with a great story, he came out and he connected with the people, and he laid out five point plans and hit small businesses right there up front and from that point on. and a lot of our viewers in california just waking up. barely seven o'clock in the morning there. just waking up. and i don't think they expected to wake up to this kind of news about the debate last night. >> especially for folks in the media for people like bill maher and michael moore and everyone on fox news. cnn. and liberal conservatives coming together and enormous win for mitt romney. that's not something that you see all the time. and he held barack obama accountable for failed policies. this is the mitt romney that could win the election. >> we have plenty more to go
come too far to turn back now. >> eliot: not if you're mitt romney. the g.o.p. contender talked down the jobs numbers and the economy at an abingdon, virginia, rally. >> romney: there were fewer new jobs created this month than last month. the unemployment rate as you noted this year has come down very, very slowly. the reason it's come down this year is primarily due to the fact that more and more people have just stopped looking for work. >> eliot: mitt just can't stand good news on the economy, and neither can his friends on the right, including knocks fuss anchor stuart varney who suspect politics were behind the jobs numbers. >> oh how convenient that the rate dropped below 8% for the in 43 months five weeks before the election. >> eliot: unbelievable jobs numbers, these guys will do anything. can't debate so change numbers. tweeting in regards to today's jobs report, i agree with jack welch, chicago style politics is at work here. more about jack welch and g.e. and accurate numbers more in this show later. we have an interview with cnbc. >> we have a very professional civil ser
mitt romney is down a point or two. i think the debate wednesday night is crucial. how these events unfold is going to be important. >> i agree he's down a point or two. rasmussen has him down by three, which is unusual. two other factors come in to play. one is the higher level of enthusiasm among republicans, 16 points higher. secondly, the undecided vote tending to go against the incumbent. so i believe that romney can come back. i think he will. i think a lot depends on the debate wednesday night. the debate is stacked to play in romney's favor. the things romney is accusing obama of owe mismanaging the economy, fast and furious, this banghazi stuff -, that can't be rebutted. what obama is accusing romney of, being a tax cheat, swiss bank accounts, all that kind of stuff, can be rebutted. >> sean: what obama will say -- thus this will be mostly on the economy. obama will say, it's getting better. that was the recovery summer of 2010. >> but romney -- there were a whole lot of people right now who want to vote for romney. want to vote against obama. but they don't want to vote fo
people's money just yet. markets down, romney is called a liar and "varney & company" is about to begin. >> good morning, "varney & company" viewers, today is monday, october the 8th. the big story less than 30 days from the election, let's see where the candidates are at the polls right now. gallup today, this poll for the first three days after the debate. romney and obama tied at 47 among registered voters. before the debate. obama in this poll had a five point lead and mitt romney has swung back into the lead in the first post debate survey in the presidential race in florida and the latest rasmussen poll is likely voters and has romney two points ahead and scott rasmussen, he's going to joining us in our next hour with his brand new monday morning numbers. can romney hold on to or even extend his lead? find out, 10:30 this morning. and check us out on facebook, was last week's debate the major turning point in the election? log on, join that conversation please. gas prices, the spike in california levelling off, but prices have not started any kind of retreat just yet. the average
romney understand, we can't rebuild america...by tearing down the middle class. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. >>> feeling really fall-like overnight. >> 53 degrees in our studios as we look out over the nation's capital. tom kierein with weather and traffic on the ones. >>> around the area, patchy dense fog in the rural areas. watch out for that. quantico, hometown forecast, by 6:00 this morning, it will be in the low 50s there with patchy fog and a few clouds around. by noontime, up into the mid-60s and partly sunny. for the entire region hour by hour, midafternoon ought to hit near 70 degrees with increasing clouds. cloudy mid to late afternoon, back down to the mid-60s by late afternoon. by midnight tonight, here's your evening planner. expect rain to move in. it may cause a delay for the nationals game. that rain likely moving in by 10:00 p.m. could be a few sprinkles moving up from the south by as early as 8:00. certainly by 10:00 to midnight that rain moving in. a look at the rest of the week and the weekend in ten minutes. a look at t
in virginia. he had been down four or five before. the bad news for romney in these three polls is that in ohio, a state that is critical, romney strategists think they have to win florida and ohio to get to 270 electoral votes. he's still down eight percentage points, and what we've seen across these polls is that obama is increasingly competitive with romney on who would do best to handle the economy. but the fact that we've got a little bit of movement nationally and movement in florida and virginia tells me that there's still some play in this electorate, in this contest, and that's the hope for romney going into this debate tonight. >> what do you think happened in florida versus in ohio? because for a while, they were both tracking. i mean, florida by the gallup poll, he was down by nine points, romney was. what happened in florida? >> there was a poll last week that showed florida down nine for romney. i think that's too high. the campaign has begun advertising -- the romney campaign, that is, advertising more heavily in florida than they had been previousism we see in ou
ask you to keep on believing in me. >> both the president and mitt romney will hunker down over the next few days as they huddle with senior advisors to prepare for wednesday's high stakes showdown in november. aids to both campaigns have been bending over backwards to come compliment their opponent and downplay expectations. kris chris -- chris christie set a high bar for romney. >> this is the first time america can see these guys side by side laying out their visions unfiltered. it will be a powerful moment for mitt romney. >> they are preparing for mitt romney to come armed. >> they have been practicing the zingers for months. i'm sure they will have a bunch of lines. that's not what the american people are looking for. >> matt doud says at this point they are emphasizing style over substance. >> debates that have changed people's minds have been about physical characteristics and man riches, and not about the substance of the policy answers. >> they need challenges. it will avoid sounding like the professor he was before the white house. and romney must come across relatabl
romney will hunker down over the next few days as they huddle with senior advisors to prepare for wednesday's high stakes showdown in november. aids to both campaigns have been bending over backwards to come compliment their opponent and downplay expectations. kris chris -- chris christie set a high bar for romney. >> this is the first time america can see these guys side by side laying out their visions unfiltered. it will be a powerful moment for mitt romney. >> they are preparing for mitt romney to come armed. >> they have been practicing the zingers for months. i'm sure they will have a bunch of lines. that's not what the american people are looking for. >> matt doud says at this point they are emphasizing style over substance. >> debates that have changed people's minds have been about physical characteristics and man riches, and not about the substance of the policy answers. >> they need challenges. it will avoid sounding like the professor he was before the white house. and romney must come across relatable and really connect with voters. abc news, washington. >>> arnol
term. he just tried to talk romney down. and the numbers are a moment where he's going to have to do that and say why are these numbers bad and why will they be better if you re-elect me? >> gene, both camps have not really talked about the next four years. the romney people have been open about it up until recently when i think "the wall street journal" and a lot of conservatives have smoked them out, so they're getting a little more specific on deductions and a few other issues. but you could say the same thing about the president's team. they made the calculated decision to not talk about what they're going to do over the next four years. and that puts an incumbent in the position to do nothing but defend the last four years, doesn't it? >> well, it seems to me, look, what do people want to hear? i mean, really, what do people want to hear? why are they going to vote for one candidate or the other? it's what they're going to do over the next term. you know, we said on this program months and months ago that the winner of this election would be or at least should be the candidate w
a tax break of $250,000 to multimillionaires. doesn't mitt romney understand we can't rebuild america by tearing down the middle class. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. toyota sports brought to you by your dealers.ota >> it really seems like nothing rgiii.ck he tallied 123 passing yards today and a touchdown. his biggest accomplishment might to win lates will the game. check this out -- ouch, that has t to her. they collide in warm up. both were inactive because of this. seems they are ok. late in the first, 3-0 bucs. he fumbles and takes it up, 7-3 skins. they try the same play. e around, here he is. he cruises in the end zone. his fourth rushing td of the season. later, right up the cut -- a 30--- 39-yard t. d he had 113 yards on the day. third quarter, judge freeman throws to jackson. skin's lead 21-13. then it is 21-19. he does work to give the bucs lead.int runs an-- rgiii offense. into field-goal range. everyone was biting their nails about. he already missed three. he barely makes it, but he saves job, most likely. 41-yarder, gets the wi
, trickle down government would work. that's not the right answer for america. >> romney kept attacking o mode instructions. obama some times had trouble getting a word in. many u.s. media analysts say romney had a belttter performan. the candidates have two more debates they have five weeks to win over undecided voters. turkish forces have fired artillery shells across the border into syria. they're retaliating for syrian mortars that landed in southern turkey. it killed five people including a woman and her three children. the mortar landed in the turkish town of akcakale. they have warned of prompt action if their security was threatened again. turkey has provided support for the opposition free syrian army and the turkish military has been building up tanks. turkey has provided support for the opposition for syrian army and turkish military commanders have been building up their forces and deploying tanks along the border. >>> u.s. secretary of hillary clinton has condemned syria for its part in the exchange of fire. >> we are outraged that the syrians have been shooting across the bo
. >> gearing up, president obama and mitt romney prepare for their first debate. a show down in denver this wednesday. >>> and on the record, are arnold schwarzenegger opens up on "60 minutes" about the affair that produce ad son and ended his marriage. >> it was the stupidest thing i've done in the whole relationship. >> this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, october 1, 2012. >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. this morning in afghanistan the taliban is claiming responsibility for a suicide attack that killed at least 14 people, including three nato service members. a suicide bomber riding a motorcycle rammed into a patrol. americans have a large presence there. nato is trying to sort out a weekend attack in afghanistan that left two americans dead. the casualties push the number of u.s. personnel killed in afghanistan to 2,000. the circumstances of saturday's violence remains unclear but a fire fight broke out at a checkpoint in eastern afghanistan. what nato hasn't determined so far was the gun battle a result of an insider attack or a deadly misunderstandi
that down a little bit. i do believe that mitt romney has not demonstrated that he's agile. he's not kind of light on his feet. so the idea that if you had a tough spot in a debate, whether the moderator pushed or obama pushed and could romney not talking from zingers that he's rehearsed, not talking from talking points, be agile enough to say i can answer these questions because these are my convictions. i think you do have to pull that down a little bit. i do believe that mitt romney has not demonstrated that he's agile. he's not kind of light on his feet. so the idea that if you had a tough spot in a debate, whether the moderator pushed or obama pushed and could romney not talking from zingers that he's rehearsed, not talking from talking points, be agile enough to say i can answer these questions because these are my convictions. i think romney's biggest problem is a lack of conviction. he kind of operates and looks as if he's wearing someone else's skin and he's talking using someone else's beliefs. >> ross, what do you make of that? i think barack obama definitely the last time he d
. >> right now it's down to about 66% in trade obviously suggesting romney got a big boost. >> mini flash crash. >> among our political guests this morning ready to talk about the road to election today, arianna huffington will be our guest host. huffington "post" obviously has a left bent, but it was declaring romney won the debate. ken duberstein will join us, as well. >> i was reading some of your tweets last night, john, and i liked your tweet. i tell you what i took away from the entire debate because i want to let you say it, but i saw what's possible in a life spent without any alcohol. i saw what i could have possibly been -- i saw how i could have possibly been able to talk if i had all the brain cells that i started with. and that was what i came away with. that i just wish in a maybe i had considered that path maybe of being, you negotiation life of sobriety. anyway, what did you think, john? >> well, romney considered that path and he took that path, joe, and he tried to press his case last night. the challenge for him was to come out with the kind of aggression that could sco
romney looking right at the president, but then the president either looking away or looking down. he looked like someone who was simply not ready, who did not want to be there. he didn't want to be at that debate. at some point you also felt like he thought it was beneath him to be there. but mitt romney enjoyed every minute of it and he really trounced barack obama every point of that debate for an hour and a half. >> obviously everyone in this debate has their own side, so i guess you would say that. but boris, doing well in a debate is one thing. i imagine to persuade an entire country to vote for you when you've already said publicly that you only really care about less than half of them is quite another, isn't it. he has a lot of ground to make up. >> that's not what mitt romney said. he didn't say he only cares about 53% versus the 47% which i assume that's what you're rivering to. what he said is that 47% of the country would not respond to his message about lowering or cutting taxes because they already don't pay taxes. mitt romney is showing time and time again that he's goi
and mitt romney. obama with a slight edge. 49-47%. but also in this survey, it delves down into the expectations game for this debate. what can you tell me about those numbers, peter? >> reporter: despite what chris christie said, and that is sort of another mixed message coming out of the romney campaign, romney is winning the expectations game if you look at the polls. more likely to win the debate, president obama 55%. mitt romney just 31% of likely voters expect him to win the debate. that's a good place to be for him going in there, but like you said, there's a lot of stuff in this poll. sort of mirrors what we've seen in a lot of recent national and state polls. president obama has advantages on a range of issues, however, one thing tilting in romney the direction. interesting numbers in the poll. which candidate are you confident will get the country back ton track economically? president obama, 47%. mitt romney, 51%. now, obama's had an edge on the economy in a lot of recent polls by a narrow one, two-point margin. not that much difference. interesting nonetheless m
is hunkered down with his aides in nevada, romney spent the weekend practicing in boston. both sides looking to play the role of underdog in the debate, downplaying expectations and talking up the opponent, but not chris christie who spoke yesterday on "meet the press" about his confidence on the republican candidate. >> the general public i speak to in new jersey and elsewhere are just beginning to tune in to this race. they will tune in on wednesday night. when they do governor romney will lay out his vision for a better and greater america for greater opportunity for all of our citizens. i think that's when you will see this race start to tighten and then move in governor romney's direction. come thursday morning, the entire narrative of the race will change. >> congressman paul ryan was pressed to explain the republican approach to tax policy during an interview yesterday. >> you're the master of the budget. briefly, let's go through the plan. the obama camp says independent groups say if you cut those tax rates for everybody, 20%, it costs $5 trillion over ten years. true? >> not in the
romney's plan to the economy. >> he would double down on the same trickle-down policies that led to the crisis in the first place. ashley: we have the added and the facts the campaign conveniently left out. the nfl gets political, pro football owners and players making their voices heard on the campaign trail fulfilling from their bank account. joining us to talk politics and football in just ...seems like you guys got a little gassed out there. enough already. c'mon guys. next question. hello! what's your favorite color? what's my favorite color? yes. purple. what's your favorite animal? sea turtle. what's your bedtime? do you believe in space aliens? ...i love puppies. hash browns or home ies? home fries. do you like my dress? why can't you guys ask good questions like this? [ morgan ] for a chance to interview an nfl player... join visa nfl fan offers and make your season epic. ashley: the fbi is trying to determine who shot two border patrol agents killing 30-year-old agent and wounng another. the shooting took place in arizona, a drug trafficking core door 5 miles northeast
, firms go out of business. poll numbers go down for mitt romney, you know, even though lots of evidence to say tear not, the metrics for these polls are skewed, even so, people get scared, and they pull back, and it becomes a self-fulfilling prophesy. ashley: does the romney campaign call the donors and say, hey -- >> reporter: absolutely. it's isolated now, but there's a worrisome beginnings of a trend. we should point out that we talked to the romney campaign. they basically said, listen, a lot of our people have given already, it makes sense they basically put, you know, spread their money around. we don't see that trend. i'm telling you, it's happening, and there's enough worry from people who raise money. now, those are overall numbers. we should point out that a lot of people say president obama spent a lot of that already, you know? that cash on hand is much more even. karl rove talked about that. but clearly, you know, romney has an issue here in the stretch. if, you know, if he doesn't do well, people poll, then it just builds on each other -- ashley: if they start to turn it a
romney would do well and the race will turn upside down come thursday morping he said yesterday. >> eric: he was going and some of the other surrogates were saying let's manage and expect low on the debates. but chris christie said the debate will be a game changer. thursday morning clear choice and new campaign started on tuesday morning christie saying it was tough talk for the new jersey governor. >> gretchen: if i were woon on the romney camp i would have him saying that. it grabs head lines and the attitude that people feel is missing. >> eric: where is the proof? you say you arut canning the deficit and create four million jobs. give us ideas. we haven't heard them. >> steve: head line is that the president is lying in his ads. he said they don't hold the president accountable in the main stream med yampt -- media . rasmussen shows how many people are for the president and how many for mr. mitt romney . rasmussen poll was accurate in 2004 and 8 getting the results according to the track being poll. 43 percent said they are certain to vote for romney and 42 percent certain vote for
to pull that down a little bit. i do believe that mitt romney has not demonstrated that he's agile. he's not kind of light on his feet. so the idea that if you had a tough spot in a debate, whether the moderator pushed or obama pushed and could romney not talking from zingers that he's rehearsed, not talking from talking points, be agile enough to say i can answer these questions because these are my convictions. i think romney's biggest problem is a lack of conviction. he kind of operates and looks as if he's wearing someone else's skin and he's talking using someone else's beliefs. >> ross, what do you make of that? i think barack obama definitely the last time he did this four years ago, he showed flashes of a temper. which if i was in the romney camp, i would be just keep goading him. i'm sure that's what they are trying to calm down in the obama camp, don't lose your temper. romney is pretty cool. i watched him under fire in the republican nominee debates. he was a pretty cool customer. obama can get rattled. >> he had a couple bad moments. the famous however many thousands of dol
was in the romney camp, i would be just keep goading him. i'm sure that's what they are trying to calm down in the obama camp, don't lose your temper. romney is pretty cool. i watched him under fire in the republican nominee debates. he was a pretty cool customer. obama can get rattled. >> he had a couple bad moments. the famous however many thousands of dollars bet it was with rick perry. that was not mitt romney at his best. overall, the thing about president obama is that his skill is in oratory. he's great at sort of exhorting crowds and inspiring people who already agree with him but throughout his presidency and this has been true in interviews, true in press conferences, true in his speeches, he's struggled with the art of persuasion, the art that bill clinton obviously mastered so well. so there, i think there is a weakness for him in the debate, that he has a sort of, he can stumble too, not in the same way that romney can, but he can sort of get tangled up in his slightly professorial style and lose the plot, if you will. >> important as this may be to the romney fortunes, it's a
-- what happens if romney is elected and decides to go down the austerity program, slashing government spending, puts someone else in charge of the federal reserve and the person decides we need to get a lot the of the programs quickly. >> even if we stopped the programs then the economy looks bad and when i get worried it's late 2013 and we're in a recession, oh, we didn't mean to go here. what are we going to do and i'm wondering do the democrats come back and try inflation again? i would argue that inflation is probably the worst problem because the republicans are going to chicken out. >> and it lasts much longer. john, thanks. we're going to spend more time with you as soon as we can. >> we're going to take a quick break. as we head to that break we'll talk about the rams disrupting the cardinals undefeated season in thursday night football. highlights in this weekend's key matchup are after this and still to come obama surrogate and maryland governor martin o'malley, he was in denver for the debate, heard both candidates take on job creation and the economy. he'll join us at the
to both sides. >> i understand for someone who supports governor romney it was disappointing that the economy is improving that that number take down. for the country it was very good news. what it kwdoes is rob governor romney. >> this economy is not doing well. the fact that you have a white house celebrating an unemployment rate of 7.8 percent with 23 million americans you tell out of work or under employed or unemployed tells you a lot about the failure of this administration's policies. >> let's try to put politics aside for just a minute. here's what we want to know. where the j are the jobs number where they should be? are they? >> the government will tell you that. there are two numbers everybody talks about. we pay attention to the household survey number 7.8 percent. that gone by phone calling people. they call 60,000 people and say are you working? if you look at the number a large number of the people who said i am working are working part-time. even the white house would sthais not good. >> do we have any way of knowing whether or not these people are choose to
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's jobs report and barack obama and mitt romney are hunkering down for debate prep. the two candidates square off in colorado wednesday. today is monday, october 1st, 2012, and "squawk box" begins right now. >> good morning. welcome to "squawk box" here on cnbc. i'm becky quick along with joe kernen an andrew ross sorkin. the dow is almost within 5% of itl-
need to do to keep the country growing. >> reporter: both sides are down playing expectations. a senior aide to the president says romney will be prepared, disciplined and aggressive. romney's debate partner calls the president a tough debater. >> barack obama is going to be formidable and i think it will be a good debate, but i certainly would not underestimate what barack obama brings to it. >> reporter: john kerry's playing romney with the president. in a weekend memory, republicans urged kerry to press the president on libya and syria. romney calls obama's foreign policy dangerous. romney's debate plan, clearly and concisely explain how he can fix the economy. >> i expect to be able to describe that in a way people will understand, and if they do, i get elected. >> reporter: his running mate paul ryan is already preparing for his own debate a week away. >> i believe in what i believe, i do what i do, and i really believe in the policies we're providing, that we're pursuing. and at the end of the day, i'm just going to go in there and be me. >> reporter: and if you can't control what
heard mitt romney the last hour just say that the reason unemployment is down because there are so many people that stopped looking for work and what he says is that if you take a look at the number of people who were all seeking jobs, if they were actually included in that number, the real unemployment rate would be 11% because it would include all those folks that are certaining for work, instead of dropping out. does that look accurate? >> yes. here's why. if you look at something called the labor force participation rate, meaning the share of adult workers who are either in the labor market or looking for work, that has gotten smaller and smaller. it's the smallest since 1981 right now. that meensz people have left the labor market, so if you were -- and a lot of economist read these numbers -- if you were to looking look at the labor force participation rate from the day president obama took office and use that same size of the labor force today, you would have an unemployment rate more like 11%, not 7.8%. so on the very basis of that statistic, he is correct, but many economists w
on wednesday night where the two candidates showed down and show that choice between what mitt romney would do in the white house over the next four years or what president obama would do if re-elected. >> poeshltyly. nine out of the ten key battleground states. now romney has actually -- he has debated almost 20 times in the primary season. how does he actually change people's impression of him? particularly his likability factor. >> and we've seen that he has a little bit of a deficit, yovrl, when it comes to likability, when it comes to his favorable and unfavorable numbers compared to the president in a lot of these polls. yeah, i think part of -- a little bit of what he is going to try to do is show more of the human face, and we've seen him try to do that on the campaign trail as well. go back to that number, though. you just showed that. that is a brand new poll from abc news and the washington post, suzanne. they asked, simple as this, who is more likely to win the debates. >> with the exception of just a few cases, usually the debates don't usually change the game. we have more than h
anybody in the romney campaign think they're only down by a point or two in ohio? no. they know ohio is falling into troubled territory. >> and they're pretty far behind in new hampshire. they're fighting a dogfight right now in north carolina. >> yeah. >> it's october 1st. that was a state that among the swing states, that was a state that was supposed to be the relatively easy gift for romney. there's a one or two-point race in north carolina on october 1st. they're facing an uphill slide across the board and they know it. >> by the way, you can't run 30-second ads in enough places to do this. if you're going to win, if you're going to turn things around, i'll say the quote that drives liberals crazy, a rising tide lifts all boats, this first debate on wednesday, it's got to shock the campaign back to life. because if romney does well, you're not going to be able to buy enough ads to do what a great performance by mitt romney would do on wednesday night. that would tighten it in ohio. it would tighten it in north carolina. probably go ahead in north carolina. it would tie it in iow
the likability factor and it's not just to see more a more down-to-earth than mitt romney? is the whole obama package, the family, the president and people connect with them even anti-obama voters. look, i think that the hardest thing to do is to advise a campaign that has been running for four years and i don't work for them and they know way more about what they are facing than i do. my advice would be to, my advice to them would be very simple. look, i think he needs to close the deal. i think he needs to say it's not about mitt romney any more. i think what last night showed is the next four and a half weeks, it's about barack obama and i don't think they ever ran as if they had this in the bag. i know the analysts say obama, he was 20 points ahead and he put in the fourth string and now it is a tight game. which is why they started defining mitt romney before he was the republican nominee but as we head into november, their number one imperative is to answer the question, what will the next four years be like? i think when they answer that question for the american people, which we did i
. this morning, it was down to 66% probability. romney moved up 10 percentage points. dan loeb on facebook had put last week out a note that you ought to buy the romney futures because they were so depressed. i don't know how the money works in that thing, but he made ten points on the upside. >> wonder what the capital gains treatment is on that. >> that's a good question. >> rick santelli, i haven't even talked about march you draghi. he had an impact on the markets early on today, didn't he? >> he definitely did. if i look at interest rate complex between the mario draghi influences, the euro rally. we saw interest rates on the safe harbors like ten-year notes move higher. the stocks really grasping in and getting close to triple digits has put the ten-year pretty much at the top of what has been an eight-trading day, 5 1/2 basis point closing range. the boon, which closed a bit ago, is in a 2 1/2 point basis range for seven trading days. it's somewhat amazing. the issue with draghi remains. he moves foreign exchange a lot. they think he has that bazooka. we're not sure if he has the fuse a
mitt romney was down during the democratic convention. who is helping mitt romney and who is helping president obama? >> mitt romney is being held by a bunch of people. you have senator robb portman playing the role of barack obama. it is his job to get under romney's scan the way they expect obama to get under romney's skin. on the obama side, you have two white house veterans who are running the debate prep for president obama. you have senator john kerry, who has been there himself. >> what happens during these mock debates? >> they do not talk a lot about what happens during these. what they try to do is try to set a situation that is as realistic as possible for the actual debate. they do it at the same time and night the debate will take place. they set up a set just like it will look like in denver. they are used the environment. they have somebody to play the moderator and ask questions. obama does not like sound bites. they force him to give answers. they do whatever they can to simulate the debate situation. >> you quote a former chief of staff to vice-presidents al gore an
message than it is about money now heading down into the final days. >> mitt romney may soon get a cash boost of his own after the strong showing, a lot of folks say, in that debate. his performance surprised many, but you helped prepare him for the primary debates. was it exactly what you expected? >> well, you know, the governor has gotten increasingly better across both sets of primaries, from 2007 and 2008, to now this primary cycle, and across these primary debates he's gotten better and better, especially when he got into florida and arizona, had to go one-on-one with newt gingrich and rick santorum, he really grew, and i think what you've seen as a progression to the performance from the other night. >> here is what democratic strategist hillary rosen told me earlier this morning about the president's performance at that debate, which was panned by both critics and supporters. so listen to this and i want to get your reaction. >> you know, president obama didn't do so badly. he was much quieter, he was more thoughtful, he got a lot of facts out. it was just -- when push comes to
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